Idea submitted by: Chris Hayes
Patient Reported Outcome measures and instruments are a growing area of practice and research. Tools like the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire have patients provide their perspectives on their social, health and functional well-being. This tool predicts outcomes for, in this case, CHF.
I can imagine a web-enabled or mobile tool that allows patients to complete such a questionnaire. This would give providers a much broader perspective on their patients determinants of health.
Imagine a database that flags providers to the most at-risk patients from a well-being perspective and reaches out to them to help with "what matters" to them vs "what's the matter." This will help address root issues early and prevent functional decline.